Alright it was $485 to start with, then $499, then $599 so really I'm not sure if this is even a deal anymore. Similar $500ish deals in comments.
Back to $485!
Few things to note here:
- This is the consumer version, not the professional version.
- I cant speak to whether or not this is the corrected batch or not of the Reverbs. (The first were known to have multiple issues)
- I don't know too much about SkyComp, they look fairly reputable though.
Personally I own an Oculus Quest and play PCVR with an Oculus Link Cable. I found this by just looking at different VR headsets for the fun of it so I won't be able to speak much to the experience although from what I've read here are some nice to knows:
Apparently WMR controllers themselves aren't great and further tracking on all WMR headsets is not too great, if you're looking to play games that rely heavily on fast movement and good tracking in general be wary.
This uses and LCD panel, not OLED or AMOLED, according to most the LCD on the Reverb is on the higher end of the spectrum but you're still gonna be lacking in comparison to any OLED/AMOLED screen.
Cable is slightly shorter than expected at 3.5M
Fixed IPD so measure yours and make sure you're good to go or else you're gonna have a bad viewing experience.
And if you weren't aware the main upside to this headset is it's fairly unbeatable resolution much like the Pimax's, you'll just need a good enough PC to keep up.
That all said, I considered getting this for racing sim use only, in the end I don't want to spend another $485 if I already have the Quest but if you're into sims and likely wont be using the WMR controllers, rather a racing wheel or joystick then this is probably a fantastic solution for you.
No clue why Microsoft named it's VR platform Windows Mixed Reality when it has nothing to do with Mixed Reality